691. Bad Neighbours 2

691-bad-neighbours-2Background info

Title: Bad Neighbours 2
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Year: 2016
Run time: 1hr 32m

“Now that Mac (Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Byrne) have a second baby on the way, they are ready to make the final move into adulthood: the suburbs. But just as they thought they’d reclaimed the neighborhood and were safe to sell, they learn that the new occupants next door are a sorority even more out of control than Teddy (Efron) and his brothers ever dreamed of being. Tired of their school’s sexist, restrictive system, the unorthodox ladies of Kappa Nu have decided to start a house where they can do whatever the hell they want. When Shelby (Moretz) and her sisters, Beth (Kiersey Clemons) and Nora (Beanie Feldstein), find the perfect place just off campus, they won’t let the fact that it’s located on a quiet street stand in their way of parties as epic as the guys throw. Forced to turn to the one ex-neighbor with the skills to bring down the new Greeks next door, the Radners—alongside best friends Jimmy (Ike Barinholtz) and Paula (Carla Gallo)—bring in charismatic Teddy as their secret weapon. If he can infiltrate the sorority and charm his way through it, the thirtysomethings will shutter the Kappas’ home. But if they think that their neighbors are going down without a fight, they have severely underestimated the power of youthful ingenuity and straight-up crazy.”

Live blog

2:11 – That’s the grossest start to a film potentially ever.
4:35 – “I asked you three times, do you know what escrow is?” No one does.
7:23 – Those Greek house things have chefs?
12:52 – Any sentence that starts “You know what we should do…” tends to end badly.
14:34 – I love Dave Pancake.
16:55 – “…for happily ever after.” Aww, I love them all in fact.
22:42 – Nora. Beth. Shelley. Hot guy.
26:25 – Mixed feelings about the minions, haha.
27:32 – Riff off!
28:59 – They’re the worst parents ever.
30:02 – Grammar as her father is great casting.
33:03 – I don’t like it, he screams, with a massive smile on his face.
40:35 – Secret phone conversations are fun.
43:45 – Like the concept of only being able to do very specific maths.
44:29 – “Sorriayority.” “Sorriroitity.”
51:56 – Sad, aimless Zefron makes me want to hug him. Nothing to do with the muscles.
55:30 – “Why would it make eggs hard? It makes pasta soft.” He’s deffo a secret genius.
1:00:53 – “I forgot she existed!” So me as a parent, I bet.
1:13:01 – Too funny. Airbags.

Conclusions

Really enjoyed the first film in this series, so was interested to see how the sequel would hold up. It follows similar lines to the first – group of slightly obnoxious teens moves in next to a couple who really just want to get on with their own slightly bonkers existence.

It had so many laugh out loud moments, particularly with the bad parenting situation, as well as Zefron being slightly more stupid than I remember – the maths scene was hilarious. And I nearly died with the return of the airbags.

Good, not particularly taxing or smart, but hilarious and a feel-good watch. Nobody’s perfect, but we can all get along.

Rating: 4/5.

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